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Restore Exchange database from backup

Posted on 2008-10-03
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Last night our server had a disk issue with has been resolved but it resulted in a corrupt Information Store DB.  We tried running eseutil /p but got further errors (can't remember the details of the errors now) so we decided to restore from last nights backups (ntbackup). The restore went well, but we still can't mount the store.  See image error1 for details.

In the event log we see this:
Information Store (1756) First Storage Group: Attempted to attach database 'E:\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA\priv1.edb' but it is a database restored from a backup set on which hard recovery was not started or did not complete successfully.

Can anyone help with the next step?



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Question by:knobbylowboy
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rakeshmiglani earned 250 total points
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can you check and let me know if you are able to find a restore.env file on the server?
this file is created after an online restore is done on an exchange server.
if you have this file then you need to run eseutil /cc against the folder that has this file.
this command would play the logs that were restored with the online backup.
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by:RemcovC
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Did you restore the log files to?

Anyways Eseutil /R /A should recover them for you and solve your problem

For more info see: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb217448(EXCHG.80).aspx
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by:amaheshwari
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check this:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810199/en-us
Event 619 is logged after an online restore operation of an Exchange Information Store database is performed
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by:Bertling
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is the database dirty shut down? see the Database states part http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240145
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by:knobbylowboy
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to answer the qdatabase is in
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by:knobbylowboy
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Issue resolved.  We have managed to get the DB up.  Here's how...

We restored (again) to our last good backup. This time didn't select "Last Restore Set" or "Mount Database After Restore" in the restore options. After restore running eseutil /mh  states State is Dirty Shutdown.  The we ran eseutil /cc "C:\temp5\First Storage Group" (path to restore.env) and that ran successfully.  The restarted all Exchange services & IIS for luck.  Then - bingo - we're up!  We've lost a day of emails as the backup was 24 hours old. No big deal, can copy them back from Outlook Offline Cache - I got the users to backup to PST incase this happened.

Thanks for you help everyone.
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